Admissions Process Calendar

Class Entering Fall 2023 (Class of 2027)

The VMCAS application will open January 21, 2022 to give applicants more time to complete their application.  Applicants will not be able to select specific veterinary schools until May 12, 2022.  Iowa State's Veterinary Medicine supplemental application will also open May 12, 2022.

May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022 or ASAP

  • Contact or remind recommenders.  Verify they are willing to provide a letter of reference for you.

August 1, 2022 (or earlier)

August 15, 2022 (approximate)

  • Check VMCAS for receipt of transcripts, recommendations.  Follow up with transcript institution or recommender FIRST, then check with VMCAS if necessary.  Give yourself time to correct problems BEFORE the deadline.

September 13, 2022

September 15, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (10:59 pm CDT)

  • VMCAS application submitted
  • At least 3 letters of evaluation submitted (Up to 6 will be accepted)
  • Send all transcripts to VMCAS no later than September 15, 2022 (September 1, 2022 recommended) - If you want your Summer 2022 grades to be considered in your initial academic evaluation, the transcript with grades must be received by VMCAS by September 15, 2022
  • ISU Veterinary Medicine Supplemental Application (electronically submitted)
  • ISU Signature page submitted electronically and fee paid online OR signature page and fee mailed and postmarked)

January 20, 2023

  • Transcripts for Summer 2022 (if not sent initially) and Fall 2022 due - THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE in order to get final statuses out by February 15. Official transcripts need to be sent directly to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  If your school has the option of sending the transcripts electronically (preferred), please email When ordering electronic transcrips, you may need to put this email in the "third-party" option. Do not send to Iowa State University (general). 
  • If sending via mail, please use the following address.
CVM Admissions
2270 Veterinary Medicine
1800 Christensen Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1134
February 22, 2023 - NEW DATE
Notification of final application status (admit, alternate, deny) will be given no later than February 22, 2023

March 15, 2023
Deadline for submission of Remain on Alternate List Form

April 15, 2023
Postmarked date to accept offer of admissions and pay deposit

July 3, 2023
Received date for Spring 2023 transcripts



Updated 02/7/2023